The Toronto Raptors look to snap a pair of losing streaks Wednesday when they host the Memphis Grizzlies - for the only time this season.

Toronto (32-29) has dropped eight consecutive games to Memphis (15-46), including four in a row by an average margin of 18.8 points at Air Canada Centre.

The Raptors hope to end that slide and their three-game overall losing skid after being outrebounded 49-27 in a 129-109 defeat at Washington on Tuesday, as Chris Bosh had 25 points and a season-low one board.

"Sometimes they just don't come your way," Bosh said of the lopsided rebound situation. "And if you don't block out as a team, you can't rebound. Nobody can. I can say I'm going to go and get every rebound, but if I have to get a rebound on three guys, I'm sure they have the advantage."

Toronto allowed a season high in points for the second straight game, topping the previous mark set in Saturday's 120-97 loss at Cleveland.

"We're just not stopping anybody," Bosh said. "That's the main thing. Our offense is good; we shot 50 percent. It is what it is. It's about rebounds. It's about that defensive end."

The Raptors have not dropped four consecutive games since Dec. 6-11. At that time, they were in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and 13th in the East, but they have since gone 25-15 to take a four-game division lead.

Toronto hopes to have Anthony Parker back Wednesday after the swingman missed his fourth consecutive game with a sprained right ankle. If Parker can't play, Juan Dixon could get his second consecutive start since being acquired in a Feb. 22 trade from Portland.

Dixon had 14 points Tuesday after getting a season-high 24 in Saturday's defeat.

The Grizzlies have dropped seven of their last eight road games to add to their NBA-worst 4-26 record away from home. They lost their fourth straight game overall Saturday, 92-89 at home to Eastern Conference-leading Detroit.

"I have no problem with our effort tonight," Grizzlies coach Tony Barone said. "The problem is that you can't win games because you play hard. It doesn't work that way in this league. You have to find a way to win."

Memphis hasn't found a way to win since a 103-102 victory at Portland on Feb. 23. The Grizzlies are trying to avoid their first five-game losing streak since Dec. 20-27, a skid they snapped with a 110-104 win over Toronto on Dec. 30 at home.

This contest opens a three-game road trip against Eastern Conference teams for the Grizzlies, who visit Atlanta on Friday before playing at Charlotte Saturday.

Memphis leading scorer Pau Gasol is averaging 25.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in his last four games. He had 22 points and 15 boards in Saturday's loss to the Pistons.


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